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Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind : Student and Teacher Learning - Bruce Torff

Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind

Student and Teacher Learning

By: Bruce Torff (Editor), Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780805831092
Number Of Pages: 286

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The intuitive mind is a powerful force in the classroom and often an undetected one. Intuitive conceptions--knowledge or knowledge-structures that individuals acquire and use largely without conscious reflection or explicit instruction--sometimes work to facilitate learning in the classroom and other contexts. But learning may also be impeded by intuitive conceptions, and they can be difficult to dislodge as needed. The literatures in psychology and education include a large and diverse body of theory and research on intuitive conceptions, but this work is limited in some respects. This volume contributes in four ways to overcome these limitations. "Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind: Student and Teacher Learning":
* pulls together diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the origin, structure, function, and development of intuitive conceptions;
* explores a diversity of academic disciplines--paying equal attention not only to mathematics and science, the fields in which intuitive concepts have been studied most extensively, but also to the social sciences, arts, and humanities;
* explicitly links theory and research to educational implications and classroom applications; and
* focuses not only on students' intuitive conceptions but also on teachers' intuitive beliefs about learning and teaching.
Although the viewpoints of the contributors are diverse, they share the belief that educational practices have much to gain by systematic studies of the intuitive learner and teacher. This volume offers state-of-the-art, research-based information and support for psychologists, teacher educators, educational administrators, teachers, prospective teachers, and others who seek to develop educational practices that are cognizant of (and responsive to) the intuitive conceptions of students and teachers.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Intuitive Conceptions Among Learners and Teachersp. 3
Intuitive Conceptions and Student Learningp. 27
Intuitive Mathematics: Theoretical and Educational Implicationsp. 29
The Intuitive Mind and Knowledge About Historyp. 57
Children's Intuitive Understandings of Picturesp. 73
The Intuitive Mind and Early Childhood Education: Connections With Chaos Theory, Script Theory, and Theory of Mindp. 93
Intuitive Conceptions and Teacher Learningp. 115
Conceptual Change in Teachers' Intuitive Conceptions of Learning, Motivation, and Instruction: The Role of Motivational and Epistemological Beliefsp. 117
Teaching Educational Psychology to the Implicit Mindp. 145
Nine Prospective Teachers and Their Experiences in Teacher Education: The Role of Entering Conceptions of Teaching and Learningp. 187
Folk Psychology, Folk Pedagogy, and Their Relations to Subject-Matter Knowledgep. 217
The Fourth Folk Pedagogyp. 243
Author Indexp. 265
Subject Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780805831092
ISBN-10: 0805831096
Series: Educational Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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